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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1994
  • pp: 828–830

Femtosecond soliton generation in a praseodymium fluoride fiber laser

M. J. Guy, D. U. Noske, A. Boskovic, and J. R. Taylor  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 828-830 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.000828


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Abstract

We report what is to our knowledge the first femtosecond pulse generation at 1.3 μm in a Pr3+-doped fluoride fiber laser. After optimization of the cavity length and dispersion, the laser generated pulses as short as 620 fs. We also describe self-stabilization and self-organization of the output pulse train at repetition rates from the fundamental cavity frequency of 700 kHz up to 440 MHz and report on polarization effects.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 23, 1993
Published: June 1, 1994

Citation
M. J. Guy, D. U. Noske, A. Boskovic, and J. R. Taylor, "Femtosecond soliton generation in a praseodymium fluoride fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 19, 828-830 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-11-828

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